Search Results Search Sort by RelevanceMost Recent Policy Forum Mar 2018 Why Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Legal but Unethical Amy G. Bryant, MD, MSCR and Jonas J. Swartz, MD, MPH Crisis pregnancy centers violate ethical principles by providing misleading information and causing delays and inequities in access to abortion. AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(3):269-277. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.3.pfor1-1803. Policy Forum Sep 2020 Ethical Choice Architecture in Preabortion Counseling Carol A. Westbrook, MD, PhD Most women requesting pregnancy termination have already decided to undergo an abortion, but some jurisdictions have implemented strategies to induce doubt and regret. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(9):E792-795. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.792. Policy Forum Oct 2014 Fetal Pain Legislation Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE and Christina Salazar, MD Virtual Mentor. 2014;16(10):818-821. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2014.16.10.pfor1-1410. Policy Forum Mar 2013 Protecting Positive Claims of Conscience for Employees of Religious Institutions Threatens Religious Liberty Christopher O. Tollefsen, PhD Virtual Mentor. 2013;15(3):236-239. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2013.15.3.pfor2-1303. Policy Forum Sep 2004 Choice in Planning and Experiencing Childbirth Lynn P. Freedman, JD, MPH, Rana E. Barar, and Ann M. Drobnik, MPH Virtual Mentor. 2004;6(9):409-413. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2004.6.9.pfor1-0409. State of the Art and Science Oct 2019 Should Clinicians Leave “Expanded” Carrier Screening Decisions to Patients? Amanda Fakih, MHSA and Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBE Testing everyone for everything identifies more fetal conditions, but confusion persists about whether clinicians should leave screening decisions to patients. AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(10):E858-864. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2019.858. Policy Forum Dec 2020 What Should We Do About the Mismatch Between Legal Criteria for Death and How Brain Death Is Diagnosed? Nathaniel M. Robbins, MD and James L. Bernat, MD Criteria in statutes and tests used to diagnose brain death don’t always jibe, and this can undermine public trust in death pronouncements. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E1038-1046. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1038.